Brisbane Father's Desperate Plea After Heartless Theft
On May 4, thieves entered James Alley’s Bracken Ridge home as he and his family were asleep, completely unaware.
From the kitchen bench they took a wallet and keys, which they used to steal the family car outside.
The father heard the car start but was unable to stop the thieves taking off.
Not long after, there was some good news – police had found the car, however, one of the family’s most important possessions was missing.
"We went out and got it, and much to our disappointment the wheelchair and kid's seats had been thrown out of the car,” told the Brisbane Times.
The wheelchair belonged to his son, William, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The disease means he has trouble walking because of muscle deterioration and has a shorter life expectancy as a result.
Now the family and police are appealing for help to find William’s missing chair.
At a cost of $3000 and taking six months to replace, the wheelchair is understandably being felt by the family.
Currently they are borrowing one, but hope that if William’s wheelchair can be found, they can return the other chair so it can be used by others.
If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Policelink on 131 444.